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krustybaguette 03-31-2020 08:39 AM

ZOOM gdebi or add Ubuntu repository
 
Since ZOOM teleconferencing software is not in the Bodhi App Center would it be advisable to install it via a .deb file from the ZOOM web page or add the Ubuntu repository, download through tne newly added repo, and to prepare for future updates?
kb

jmgibson1981 03-31-2020 09:57 AM

I used the 14.04+ deb on their website on my Ubuntu Bionic. There is also a Flatpak on Flathub.org. It's not official but it may be the safest so as not to worry with it being somewhat sandboxed. Depends on perspective and acceptable risk.

enigma9o7 03-31-2020 10:15 AM

I do think it's a matter of personal preference. When I want something outside ubuntu/bodhi repos, I prefer a PPA, but that cuz I like things keeping updated, half the time I'm installing something outside repos is cuz the repo version is old.

But that's cuz I like things up to date and will deal with the consequences. If you just install the deb, and it works, you know it'll probably keep working.

I personally avoid snap/flatpak/appimage unless there's no other option, just because they require additional overhead/disk space/etc. But some people like that they're completely isolated from the rest of their system, or that they "just work" and thats what some people want.

sevendogsbsd 03-31-2020 10:36 AM

OP: be advised that in light of the current covid-19 issue and the fact many people are working from home, there are Zoom viruses out there, albeit probably all for windows platforms but something to be aware of.

krustybaguette 04-01-2020 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmgibson1981 (Post 6106271)
I used the 14.04+ deb on their website on my Ubuntu Bionic. There is also a Flatpak on Flathub.org. It's not official but it may be the safest so as not to worry with it being somewhat sandboxed. Depends on perspective and acceptable risk.

On my other MAIN computer, T-520 Thinkpad, running Linux Mint I was having issues with the version I downloaded from the Software Manager, so after removing all traces of the old installation I downloaded the flatpak (no idea what that means). It solved all my issues. Unfortunately, I had to install it for one of the members of my group who has aN HP Win 10 laptop. No "flatpak" in the MS app store!

Thanks for the reply. And if anyone can give a concise explanation of what a flatpak is I'd appreciate it.

kb

ondoho 04-02-2020 02:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krustybaguette (Post 6106602)
And if anyone can give a concise explanation of what a flatpak is I'd appreciate it.

https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=what%20is%20flatpak


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